Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
Author: Thalia Chaltas
Publisher: Viking Children's
Published: June 9, 2011
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Home is supposed to be a place you belong. It's supposed to be parents who are there and siblings who bug you and a life that feels comfortable. It’s not supposed to be an absentee mother or a drowned sister. But that's Vera's reality, and she can’t stand it anymore.So she runs. She ends up in an old mining town in the middle of the California desert. It's hot, it's dusty, and it's as isolated as Vera feels. As she goes about setting up her life, she also unwittingly starts the process of healing and–eventually– figuring out what home might really mean for her.
I'm not a fan of yellow, but I'm in LOVE with this cover...especially because of the water. Displacement is right on track with my contemps goal for this year, and I think what I love most about the premise is that it sounds downright gritty. I love the idea of a main character healing from within - not just externally - and I think that could really set this book apart. So, yes. I would like to get my paws on this. Preferably stat. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?